A Mother's Instinct

Years of nothing dulls it down

No hope left of help or care

Children raised to believe it's right

Unending cycle no end in sight


But still a mother cries out loud

And rocks her baby close

The way to keep them safe not clear

The pain of seeing through her fear


You judge the footsteps you've never walked

You hold them to account

You took away their right to be


Strong and proud and free!

- Cheree Ann Stokes (C) 19/06/2019

A mother's Instinct

  • 30cm x 40cm Acrylic

    Unstretched canvas